Will Pakistan Wake Up?
The shooting of Malala Yousafzai in the Swat region of Pakistan is only the latest event that showcases the danger of Islamic extremists in the country. Following on the heels of the abduction and forced marriage of Rinkle Kumari and other Hindu girls as well as the blasphemy case of a 14 year old Christian girl based on false evidence, it’s clear that unless the Pakistani government moves decisively to safeguard the freedom of its citizens, extremists inside Pakistan will feel emboldened to continue these types of violent incidents. Women and minorities are particularly at risk. It is up to Pakistan to prevent that from happening.